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Amercom 1:144 Flying Fortresses ACLB37
Martin B-26B Marauder Diecast Model
USAAF 387th BG, 556th BS, QQQQ #41-31695, 1943

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Martin B-26B Marauder   4.75"   6"

Martin B-26B Marauder #41-31695 was in active service for the 387th Bombardment Group's entire combat tour. It was one of the original fourteen aircraft assigned to the 556th Bombardment Squadron before being ferried to England. It was part of both the group's first bombing mission on August 15, 1943, against the St. Omer-Ft. Rouge airdrome, and its last on April 26, 1945, against oil storage tanks at Schrobenhausen, Germany. The crew originally tried to name the aircraft "4Q" but the powers that be thought the name too vulgar. The crew changed the spelling to "Q Q Q Q" but did not change the pronunciation.

Martin B-26B Marauder

Designed to meet a US Army Air Corps specification for a twin-engined medium bomber, the B-26 Marauder was first flown on November 25, 1940. Early in its service career, the B-26 was nicknamed "Widowmaker" because of its high accident statistics, especially during takeoffs and landings, when pilots were required to maintain a much higher than average speed to avoid stalling. Later model B-26Bs underwent a series of aerodynamics modifications, making the aircraft safer to fly. Used in the Pacific, Western European and Mediterranean Theaters, the B-26 eventually became the primary bomber on the Western Front, ending the war with fewer losses than any other USAAF bomber.

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Amercom 1:144 Flying Fortresses

The Amercom "1:144 Flying Fortresses" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military heavy bomber aircraft in 1:144 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Flying Fortresses" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and propellers.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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